Company: Molochny Kombinat “Stavropolsky” (MKS)
Location: Stavropol, Russia
Application: Lactose, NF concentration and partial demineralization of Acid Whey, Sweet Whey and UF Permeates. UF protein concentration of Sweet Whey and Acid Whey for processing different WPCs (Whey Protein Concentrate).
With an ever-growing product range and market, Molochny Kombinat “Stavropolsky” (MKS) always looks into improving its processes in the most efficient way possible. Sergei Anisimov, the General Director at Molochny Kombinat “Stavropolsky” states that at MKS there is a strong focus on producing their wide range of products on modern and effective equipment.
MKS’ portfolio includes more than 500 products including drinking milk, cream, kefir, yoghurt, sour cream and cheeses etc. But to stay on top of demand, optimisation and innovation are key.
Entering a new market
MKS saw a potential market within dairy that they at the moment could not enter: lactose processing.
The lactose market in Russia was dominated by imports from foreign suppliers. No local Russian companies had the technology or know-how to extract lactose from whey effectively and efficiently.
This made MKS look for ways of optimising their production both regarding their existing products and their new focus – import-substituting products such as cream cheese (Philadelphia), Skyr and kefir. This led to a meeting with SiccaDania and SiccaDania Filtration. SiccaDania had already provided a lactose production plant.
“Our cooperation with highly skilled local partners with in-depth knowledge of the specific customer site for supervision and partly commissioning really completes a truly unique value proposition. The aftersales service both locally and remotely is second to none” says Lars Bo Fredsted, Managing director, SD Filtration.
MKS’ focus on import-substituting products also has them looking for a way to optimize their factory. Combining their knowledge of their products with expert terms from SiccaDania Filtration, a viable solution was found making it possible to extract WPC, lactose and demineralized solids from sweet and acid whey.
The SiccaDania Filtration team’s in-depth knowledge of cross-flow filtration and solutions resulted in a contract for a complete SD Filtration™ Ultrafiltration for extraction of Whey Protein Concentrate from Sweet and acid whey and a Nanofiltration plant for concentration and partial demineralization of UF Permeates for Lactose processing.
During the meetings, Stavropol also decided to add new automation to an existing filtration unit, facilitating fast service support from the SD Filtration team, thereby making the cooperation closer and more effective.
The scope of supply enabled re-use and integration of the existing CIP dosing unit for both plants, including a uniform and logical HMI interface and “Plug & Produce” application software.
With the new products, there was a need for high-quality equipment. With the SiccaDania Filtration team’s in-depth knowledge of cross-flow filtration and solutions, our customer received the right equipment for the application.
“We successfully run the plant with demineralized sweet and acid whey ultrafiltration permeates as the raw materials.” – Sergei Anisimov – General Director, Molochny Kombinat “Stavropolsky
For this company, we delivered:
- Nanofiltration plant for concentration and partial demineralization of Sweet Whey, Acid Whey and UF Permeate
- Ultrafiltration plant for protein concentration from Sweet Whey and Acid whey.
- Re-use and integration of the existing CIP dosing unit for both plants
- Uniform and logical HMI interface
- “Plug & Produce” application software
The update to the software facilitates fast service support from the SiccaDania Filtration team, thereby making the cooperation closer and more effective.